Written on July 8, 2014 by arenucci in Admission, Austria, Germany, IE in the News, News, News by Country, Switzerland

On June 3, we – Germany, Austria and Switzerland Office felt so honored to represent IE again on the Career Day 2014 at Vienna held by our partner AIESEC Austria.

By presenting workshops, case studies, and direct talks with company executives, Career Day provided a communication platform for local current students and partnered companies to meet each other. The day was then spent learning to develop practical strategies for solving day-to-day business challenges, and discussing possibilities, values and goals on their corporate desires and ideas.

It was our pleasure to have had IE professor Daniel Soriano present to deliver a very interesting workshop on the topic of creativity. The workshop provided an introduction to the mindsets, skills and attitudes that represent the foundations of the entrepreneurial process. It is grounded in the belief that the capabilities of entrepreneurship will be critical to every manager´s future career, whether he or she chooses to create a new venture or become a corporate manager.

Upon its completion, participants recognized the fundamental features of the entrepreneurial mindset, behaviors and skills. Additionally, the participants understood the central role of creativity and observation in identifying and developing entrepreneurial opportunities either as standalone businesses or social enterprises, or as a part of a larger corporation.

Daniel is director of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, Innovation Projects Mentor in Multinationals, Academic Director of the specialized Entrepreneurship Module and Professor of Entrepreneurship, IE Business School. As Director of several leader competitions for innovative technology start-ups, he has been in touch with the experience-based entrepreneurial opportunity identification, feasibility analysis and fundraising. He has also been responsible for managing professional advisory services to new technology-based companies where he was able to identify the needs of newly established firms with a high technological component.

Great moments we shared on this Career Day and we can’t wait for the upcoming one! Keep track on our footprint here: http://events.ie.edu, and hope to see you on our events next time!


IE Germany, Austria and Switzerland Office

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joseJune has been rich on events in the CIS region. Jose Esteeves, professor of IT and Innovations and Carl Kock, professor of Strategy went on a trip with CIS office of IE visiting Baku, St. Petersburg, Moscow and Almaty.

Jose Esteeves, continuously ranked by students as top professor on his subject, shared in Baku the secrets of Gamification. The master class has been visited by Alumni, students and candidates. Tetyana Kretova, Director Russia and Ukraine and Joseph Freiha, Director for France and Marocco together with Jose met with super great alumni network in Azerbaijan. Following the invitation of one of the current students of Executive MBA programs Vasif the employees of Azerfon had a unique chance of having a private in company master class. And discovering an exciting opportunity of start-up world in the country the team also went to meet the HighTech Park Azerbaijan and the incubator. Jose led the conversation with over 30 start-ups.

CarlThe June journey continued with Carl Kock, professor of Strategy. In St. Petersburg, Moscow and Almaty IE Alums, current students and candidates came to learn the secrets of corporate strategy during the master class ¨What Apple and (N)espresso have in Common¨. In Moscow the event has been held at the premises of local partner Business School of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, which is delivering tailor made educational programs primarily for the members of the Association.

More to come!

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The inaugural Madrid MiM Games was held last weekend, and it is fair to say that the event was a huge success. Over the weekend, the school played host to a number of competitors from schools across Europe and both the Spanish and English sections here at IE.

Some of the sports included, basketball, archery, salsa dancing and volleyball, the setting for which was ideal as Madrid stayed true to its reputation and showered the participants in sun all weekend.

Thereafter though, the competition really kicked off and the competitors were released upon the nightlife of Madrid as the organisers had set up a different themed event for each night of the weekend.

It is a delight to see that the event has been such a success, and it is important to note the impact that hosting such events has for both the students participating and IE. Time away from the classroom, competing for and representing your school, is just as important and integral to the IE experience as the academics, and it is this message that the MiM games is attempting to spread.
Networking, competition, and of course, fun, are the three key components that have driven the success of the games in its first year, and it is certain that next year will be as much of a success as this if these pillars of success are followed once more.
Thanks to all that participated, the organisers, and we look forward to seeing you next year!

Check out more highlights at: https://www.facebook.com/madridmimgames



Master in Finance students, Josy Mazzucchielo (Italy), Daniel Schneider (Germany) and Adrien Tamagno (France), came second in the 6th Edition of the BNP Paribas Ace Manager competition. The competition hosted 21,200 young people from all over the world.

The initial phase of the competition required the teams to perform various tasks related to three business areas that the BNP Paribas Group operate in: Corporate and Investment Banking, Investment Solutions and Retail Banking. For this, the teams were given a series of case studies, and were required to find the best solution to assist each of the clients in developing their business.

The final took place simultaneously in BNP Paribas offices in Madrid, Shanghai and Beijing, and the president of BNP Paribas Spain, Ramiro Mato, and Laurent Couradaun, Regional Director for Asia, were present to congratulate the teams for having made it to the final of such a prestigious the competition.

Ramiro Mato said of the competition and IE Business School’s success, “It is of great pleasure for BNP Paribas to collaborate with this initiative, and we are delighted that a team of IE Business School students is amongst the world’s best in this competition.”

The final itself was split into two parts. The morning of final day required the teams to work on a financial case in connection with all three business areas of the BNP Paribas Group. Secondly, the afternoon saw the teams asked to reinvent the customer relationship and come up with innovative products and services to accompany this. Thereafter, the teams faced the ultimate challenge as they had to present the final case before a panel of specialists from the BNP Paribas Group.

In the end, each of the finalists were rewarded for their efforts. First place received 6000€ and a trip to Paris, second 3000€ and third 1,500€. In addition, all teams were given tickets for BNP Paribas sponsored tennis events.



May was another productive month for our office!

We held two Master classes with IE professor Balvinder Powar in Zurich and Geneva; attended the AIESEC “National Conference Youth to Business Forum” with Max Oliva – another IE professor, in a very beautiful snowy wonderland near Göstling Austria; presenting IE at the Hannover Master and More fair, also the same fair at Cologne; hosted an one-to-one info session in Düsseldorf which was our first time to do so there and travelled round Germany and Switzerland to have organised a couple of admission tests plus one-to-one sessions etc.

Have a look at some scenes from what we’ve been up to:


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( Here we see Max Oliva hosting an interesting workshop at the AIESEC conference in Göstling Austria)


photo 2    (The snowy wonderland at Göstling Austria)



Hannover M&M May 21 (Our booth at the Hannover Master and More Fair)

It really is a great joy for us to have met so many high-quality candidates with huge business potentials who are seeking for study opportunities at IE, in the meantime, we are also being inspired and motivated to create more IE events in order to meet more and more candidates!

Let’s keep the progress up and embrace our coming busy days in June!

Germany, Austria and Switzerland Office

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